Academic advising is key to your successful completion of your undergraduate degree in History. Please do not wait until the last minute to schedule advising appointments and avoid last minute rushes in the 1st and 10th week of the quarter. Remember, you must have completed a Major Check with your faculty advisor before you can apply for graduation. Applications for graduation are due no later than the last day of the drop/add period in the quarter before the quarter in which you plan to graduate (in early January for a June graduation, for example).
The History Advising Route
All new History majors and minors, and prospective majors and minors, should start their advising at the History Department office with Professor Nancy Thompson, Department Chair, in MI 4038.
Please contact Wanda Washington, our Administrative Support Coordinator, at 510-885-3207, or at email@example.com, to make an appointment. The Department Office will provide the necessary paperwork.
The Department Chair will determine what courses if any you may transfer into your History major. She will also assign you a faculty advisor.
Meiklejohn Hall, History Department Corridor, Fourth Floor
Students should meet with their Faculty Advisors at least once per academic year. Faculty Advisors will help you plan your major, complete your major check, and help you stay on track with course choices. They will also have access to course schedules ahead of time. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with an advisor. Faculty's email addresses and office hours are listed under "Faculty Profles" and "Faculty Office Hours" on this website.
The "Degrees and Programs" tab to the left will lead you to the map for the history major. You'll see the major is divided into core curriculum, your concentration courses and your electives. Your faculty advisor can provide further guidance in helping you see what you've accomplished, and what remains to be accomplished before graduating. The attached cheat sheet will help you see what you've done, and what remains to be done.
Meiklejohn Hall, MI 4030
The Graduate Coordinator, Professor Khal Schneider, is the general academic advisor for all M.A. students in History. The Coordinator's office hours change each quarter.
Public History Coordinator
Meiklejohn Hall, MI 4033
The Public History Coordinator, Professor Linda Ivey, is the point person for questions about the undergraduate Pubic History Certificate, the Public History option for MA students, and history internships for academic credit.
Social Science Single Subject Preparation Advisor
Meiklejohn Hall, MI 4028
Please contact Professor Bridget Ford, the Social Science Single Subject Preparation Advisor, for guidance on this matter.
Meiklejohn Hall, MI-4038
If the Undergraduate Coordinator or your Faculty Advisor is not available, feel free to discuss any concerns with the Department Chair. She will be happy to help!